“ The team in Riga were first class - cant recommend them highly enough - from the meet and greet at airport, activities and through to the end the service and friendliness was top notch. Will definitely be using Travel Out There in future ”May, 2013
“ The Travel Out The crew put up a great experience for us. It's never easy to pull off a program for 50 students. Keep in mind that these were history students from the Utrecht University, and so the Travel Out There crew met a challenge in using historical facts. But they pulled it off! The only thing that could improve is the smoothness of the tour. The USSR tour was quite new. Therefore, there hasn't been a lot of rehearsing. No problem for the future I know for sure. ”May, 2013
“ The night-life-guide was the best "investment" of the whole trip! Sintija and her friend showed us around and brought us to the best spots in Riga. She did way more than she supposed to, and made us recommendations for dinner reservations. AK-47/Glock Shooting was great as well and it was nice that it was Sintija again who took care of us. The highlight of the trip, whice took place on the weekend of the Riga fashion week was, that she organized us a table at the "Coyote fly" which was a blast - best evening ever! Thanks Sintija and the rest of "travel out there"! ”May, 2013
“ We were met at the airport by a friendly helpful English speaking guide and everything had been organised and ran smoothly. Nikos went out of his way to drop people off in different locations after the experience. The only problems were that we were told that the 4x4 driving would be located in the Fruška Gora national park and each of us would be able to take it in turns to drive over the terrain. However, on arrival it turned out to be located in the less scenic Deliblato sands, and we were only allowed to drive one vehicle, so only 3 people out of 18 had the opportunity. A shorter distance with more opportunities for individuals would have been better: we weren't expecting simply just to be driven around as passengers. I'm afraid the reaction of most people was that the staff seemed to have more fun than we did. ”April, 2013
“ Fantastic experience, all the way from the initial contact to seeing the activities through. The entire team at Travel Out There deserves big props for professionality, unparalelled customer service and all-around friendliness. Special thanks to my mate Graham, Lienne and Cynthia. Will definitely use you again! Stian ”April, 2013
“ We went to the Amsterdam shooting, staff was really nice, it was only me and my boyfriend and the instructor could therefore completely concentrate on us. The shooting went over relatively quickly unfortunately, but it was a good experience and we were able to take the target sheets home with us afterwards. ”March, 2013
“ Hi Graham, Thanks a million for all your help in organising the curling in Riga. We all had a great time and didn't have to worry about organising anything additional once we went with Travel Out There. We were collected on time, brought to the curling rink - the coach was ideal teaching us but still giving us the opportunity to have a game. All in all we had a great time. ”March, 2013
“ We enjoyed the activity and were happy with the services provided as well as with the friendliness of the people we dealt with. Also, the shooting activity was certainly one of the highlights of our weekend, even more fun than expected. The package (10 glock, 5 AK-103 and 3 SPAS) was ideal for us. It was also sufficient in duration. ”March, 2013
“ Friendly, well organized and a lot of fun. ”March, 2013
“ We had such a good time in Riga recently and our activities with Travel Out There were part of our best memories. He went for the Husky Sledge Ride and the AK 47 shooting activity. The husky sledge ride was so much fun that afterwards my boyfriend proposed - it was magical! The shooting was also great fun we had ten rounds on the Glock hand gun and five rounds on the Ak 47. Our guide was really helpful, giving us a tour of the city as we passed through and allowing us loads of time to ask questions and take photos. She also took photos of us. This company and these activities come highly recommended. ”March, 2013
“ We had a great time again, we enjoyed ourselves a lot and will definately have another look at your offers when we travel somewhere next year. ”February, 2013
“ We were really happy with our bachelortrip to and working with travel out there. For such a short stay, it'd be impossible to find these good addresses of bars and restaurants (especially the 3 cooks!) ourselves. Also the transportservice from the airport and back is superb; it's so nice to not having to worry about that... ”February, 2013
“ All 20 of us enjoyed our time with travel out there! We did the olympic bobsleigh run which was immense!! The organisation was superb, from booking it up to arranging our collection for the event. Graham was our organiser who always answered any queries promptly when we were booking and Aus was our guide who exceeded expectations by also advising us of a hockey event (something we would never have thought off!), well done, will book with you again! All the best, Mike and the stags!! ”February, 2013
“ Great fun. Girls were very helpful! We also did bob sledding with u on sat ”February, 2013
“ Thank you travel out there team, and especially graham and lolita for the nice bobsleigh and shooting trip on saturday, we enjoyed it a lo!! greetings from Belgium... ciao Geert ”February, 2013
“ Fantastic experience - probably one of the best, and most unique, stag experiences I've ever done. Scenery brilliant and it was great for the hangover. ”January, 2013
“ Really good service throughout. Booking was dead easy, all sorted within a few e-mails. Activity guide turned up at the right time and met us at our hotel. She answered any questions we had and was friendly and helpful, taking pictures and looking after jackets etc. Would happily book both the bobsleigh and shooting activities again! ”January, 2013
“ Our corporate event in Vilnius became a success caused good timing and planning from "Traveloutthere" My compliments to our guide Agne, for the best help we could get. ”January, 2013
“ Exceptional guide made the stay in Riga informative and very enjoyable. The transfers were great as well. Overall we were once again impressed with the service . Would definitely use book tours with your company again. ”January, 2013
“ Good preparation, friendly people and a great adventure!! Graham and his team are really helpful and offer great service. They are very thrustworthy and offer good information up front. No surprises and a terrific experience. Make sure to bring proper clothing with you for this experience as it can be rather cold without proper thermo underwear. ”January, 2013
Tallinn Guide is here to help you get the most out of your time in Estonia. We have information about Tallinn's Top Attractions, its Famous People, and vital info on what we consider to be the Do's and Don'ts when you visit the city.
With Ryanair beginning several flights to Tallinn from all over Europe, and Easyjet expanding its direct routes to the Estonian capital, we have all the Flight Info you need for booking flights to Tallinn.
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45,227 km2. Estonia is the 140th biggest country in the world and is about the same size as the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan.
Distances from Tallinn (km):
GMT +2 hours
68% Estonian. 25% Russian. Minority groups include Ukrainians and Belorussians.
The electricity current is 220V/380 AC 50Hz so if you are coming from the UK bring a European plug adaptor with you.
After one Estonian national daily newspaper exposed rip-off taxi drivers a couple of years ago many foreign visitors became wary of using their services. Much has been done to clean up their act but, as always, watch out for unscrupulous taxi drivers.
It is better to phone a major taxi company such as Tulika Takso (tel 1200), Linnatakso (tel 6442442), Klubi Takso (tel 6380638) and Krooni Takso (tel 6381111) rather than hail one from the street.
General emergency number is 112. Police only is 110
Theft of property should be reported in person to Tallinn Central Police Station, Parnu maantee 11, tel 6124200.
It is Estonia, arguably, that has gained most from EU entry. Prices have shot up in recent years although it does not yet face the inflationary problems experienced in Latvia, and remains good value for many goods and services when compared with western Europe.
Dining in Tallinn:
Estonian food could be described as a mix of Scandinavian, German and Russian influences. The tourism boom in the capital means that you can find dozens of different types of international cuisine. If you wander 400 metres from the old town you might see as much as a 50% decrease in the price of your meal.
Last year Tallinn experienced one of the biggest increases in commercial real estate values in the world.
Transport to Tallinn:
Tallinn International Airport is about 4 kilometres from the old town. The main airlines operating to/from Tallinn are as follows: easyJet, Finnair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS and airBaltic. The airport is being expanded at the moment.
Tallinn has a number of bus connections to Russia, Latvia and beyond. The train service is slow and old although a large amount of foreign investment looks likely to change matters in the next 5 years. The ferry routes to/from Tallinn to Helsinki and Stockholm are amongst the busiest and most profitable in the world. You can get a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in under two hours.
Estonia feels rather Scandinavian these days and this is reflected in the increasing use of credit cards for everything from paying for cinema tickets to buying a Mars bar in a petrol station.
The Estonian Kroon has been pegged to the Euro since 2004. Virtually all cash is in note form rather than in coins. €1 is around 15 Kroons.
You must have the original V5 C (Vehicle Registration Document) if driving into Estonia
You can drive in Estonia on a UK driving licence. The Estonian Border Guards will impound your vehicle if you do not have this.
Road traffic accidents are common. Extra care must be taken at all times when driving, particularly after dark and on major highways.
By law, headlights of vehicles must be on at all times, including daylight hours. Winter tyres are a legal requirement from 1 December to 1 March every year, but if there are severe weather conditions outside these dates (likely in most years) the dates will change accordingly. You should therefore check local conditions if driving in Estonia between October and April.
Do not drink and drive. The legal limit is zero. Those found over the limit face a fine and possible imprisonment.
Health and visa regulations:
Visas are not required for EU citizens to enter Estonia. EU passport holders can remain in Estonia for up to 90 days without a residence permit so long as you have a valid passport
The entry requirements for children between ages 7-15 entering into Estonia are as follows:
1)The child must have his/her own passport or 2) The name, date of birth, and photograph of the child must be entered in the passport held by the accompanying parent (a photograph is not needed if the child is under seven years of age).
We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You must have valid health insurance to the value of 400,000 Estonian Kroons for the duration of any stay. You are advised to re-check the exchange rate before travelling to ensure you have adequate cover. You should check any ‘exclusions’ and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. UK passport holders should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. The EHIC is not a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Estonian nationals. You will not be covered for medical repatriation, on-going medical treatment or treatment of a non-urgent nature